The Annual Fall Social Work Conference affords an opportunity to bring national speakers along with the latest research to child welfare practitioners in Alabama. Through the Title IV-E partnership between the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Higher Education Consortium on Child Welfare, The University of Alabama School of Social Work is able to host the conference every year focusing on a different aspect of public child welfare.
The 16th Annual Fall Social Work Conference will focus on the theme “Well-being: Seeing the Big Picture”. The keynote speaker will be Amelia Franck Meyer, the founder and CEO of Alia: innovations for people and systems impacted by childhood trauma. Alia provides deep-dive systemic interventions, training, consultation, demonstration projects, and leadership coaching to transform child welfare.
The many workshops will continue the discussion of issues related to child well-being as well as workforce well-being. This conference is designed with the public child welfare workforce in mind but would be beneficial to anyone working with at risk children and their families - school social workers, therapists, foster parents, child placing agencies just to name a few.
The 16th Annual Fall Social Work Conference issues this Call for Proposals from students, faculty and practitioners currently practicing in a variety of public child welfare disciplines. Presentation submissions will be evaluated for relevance and significance to the overall theme of " Well Being: Seeing the Big Picture" and specified child well-being and workforce well-being tracks presented in this year's annual fall social work conference.
Submissions must be received by August 1, 2017.
The 16th Annual Fall Social Work Conference will be held October 5- 6, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel on Hwy 280 in Birmingham, Alabama.
More information coming soon!